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Old 07-17-2019, 14:12   #31
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I've worked up to 64 units of Tresiba every night. My waking BG has been <120 for the last 3 mornings. During the day I have been staying close to or under 100.
Sometimes I check my BG an hour after I eat and if I eat HCLF my readings are close to or under 100.
I ate a sandwich the other day with 2 pieces of bread and it really showed in the readings. I didn't know bread was so evil!
I have an appointment with my Endocrinologist on Friday. My friend gave me a Blood pressure monitor to use as she no longer uses it. My BP has gone down from 154/90 to 124/78.
The 5 lbs. I lost came back so I'm back to 0 weight lost.
I walk a few times a week.
I feel really good and a lot of energy. Just no weight loss.

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Sometimes I check my BG an hour after I eat and if I eat HCLF my readings are close to or under 100.
Did you mean LCHF? HCLF=high carb/low fat

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Did you mean LCHF? HCLF=high carb/low fat
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Yesterday I saw the Endocrinologist. I was up to 64 units of Tresiba per day. She said taking that much I'll never lose weight.
She told me to do 60 units a day and to start counting calories and have 1200-1300 per day. Is she hinting to me that LCHF doesn't help you lose weight?
And to exercise most days.

I kept good records showing that my BG was going down.
My BG is <120 upon waking and stayed around 100 the rest of the time. That's at 64 units per day.

What threw me is she also told me to stop checking my BG so much. She had initially told me to check it upon waking and pre-meals and at bedtime. She says to check it maybe 3 days a week before each meal.

On my last visit she said "moderation" is the key.
So today I told her moderation doesn't work for me because I had a sandwich and my BG shot up because of the bread.
She said You may have to try different breads. An English muffin will be better for you.

Is she correct in what she's telling me?
Why can't I lose weight? There is some kind of huge blockage there somewhere.
I trust you all and depend on your knowledge in this.
Thank you very much for helping me.

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LCHF and keto cannot suspend the law of dieting to lose weight. If you want to lose weight, the calories you burn must be more than the calories you take in. That’s the reduction in calories the doctor is talking about.

The good things about LCHF and keto are that 1) for people whose bodies have trouble managing carbs, there are fewer carbs to have to manage; and 2) eating fewer carbs can make it easier to stay on a reduced-calorie eating plan because fat satisfies hunger better than carbs and doesn’t cause the roller coaster of sugar/insulin levels that the standard way of eating does.

The doctor also is correct in that different kinds of bread have different caloric and carb values because of their ingredients and how airy they are.

Of course, here we suggest that you’re better off without any bread at all. &#x1f642;

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So you're saying start counting calories? I'm really needing help with this. I don't know what to do. Thank you for your help.

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So you're saying start counting calories?
Yes. I couldn't find a link to such a calculator on this forum but here is a link to a calculator recommended on another keto on-line forum I follow: keto diet calculator . Use the Activity Level of Sedentary unless your day job requires you to work outside (construction, dock worker, etc.) or you are fairly seriously athletic.

Use the calorie/macro levels the calculator provides and start measuring! There are Web sites to help you determine what's in the food you're eating; there also are smartphone apps and carry-around booklets. It will take measuring (at least until you can eyeball serving sizes accurately, etc.) and tracking.

It can be a fuss at first but it gets easier as you can ID portion sizes; some of us also help ourselves by standardizing our diets (I eat pretty much the same breakfast every morning; it's just easier and I'm not tired of it yet). We certainly can help you with specific questions and recommendations on how to do this since many of us have done it (or are still doing it). But most of us can tell you that guesswork usually won't get you where you want to go with this.

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Here's an article by Jenny Ruhl of BS101 that discusses weight loss, and gain, on LCHF.
https://www.bloodsugar101.com/water-...-vs-fat-weight

You might find it interesting. And she does mention calories and the need to reduce them for weight loss.

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Thanks to you both! You've set my mind more at ease. I worried all through the night if what the NP told me is right and I was praying someone would answer me here. And you did!
The calculator is a good one!
Blood Sugar 101 is good and I'm going to read more of it.
Again....thanks for coming through.

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Here's another related article by Jenny Ruhl - don't know if it applies to your situation, but I found some of what she said to be helpful.
https://www.bloodsugar101.com/when-l...-isn-t-working

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